About Us

Kent Picknell Co-Owner, President

Mr Picknell has been in the Aluminum Business for 23 years and has a background in Financial Accounting, Management, Trading, Sales, and Hedging. He has experience in Primary Aluminum Smelting, Aluminum Recycling, Aluminum Trading, and entrepreneurship. He was General Manager of Columbia Metals Company for 8 years and has been a business owner since 2004. In 1982 he received a BS in Business Administration from Lewis and Clark College.

Gary Autrey Co-Owner, General Manager

Mr. Autrey has over 30 years’ experience in global aluminum sales and plant operations, while working for Alcoa, CKoe Metals, Columbia Metals Company and Columbia Specialty Metals. He has over 20 years’ experience specifically in the sales and production of aluminum shot (pellets), including plant management, operations, process and quality control. Mr. Autrey received his B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Virginia Tech.

Pamela Morris, Office Manager